Dom I would have thought that for someone who wanted to teach then doing a degree and then doing a PGCE and throwing a TEFL on top would actually be some quite responsible and thought through life choices.
You would have thought wrong. Very wrong. This is someone who took the easy way out, who consciously and deliberately avoided having to do real studies, and will be treated by future employers accordingly. There ain't no point in putting lipstick on that there pig.
Moving to Poland to be with her boyfriend nails the coffin shut on any possibility that she is in any way responsible. She is trying to run away from the dire consequences of her extremely poor decisions. Granted, the responsibility for making those decisions should not have been solely hers to bear, and there is probably a good deal of irresponsibility on the part of those whose job it was to provide her with prudent guidance, including her parents. The consequences, though, do fall squarely upon her, though.
I was kind enough to point out that she can do a lot to redress her deficit of useful qualifications, something that I notice that none of the "cheerleaders" here on this forum ever do.
I don't want my kids to just do math and chemistry at school
Nor would I want mine to, either. By the way, I have two degrees in humanities, both completely worthless on the job market, but very valuable to me nonetheless. It is the science degrees that I hold that butter my bread, though.
That doesn't have anything to do, however, with the fact that holders of arts and humanities degrees are in little demand on the job market, and that the supply outstrips demand by a wide mile. We live in a technocracy, and that's going to be even more the case in future generations.
People may (rightly) want their kids to study non-science subjects in school, but when it comes to paying the taxes to pay the teachers to do just that, they are suddenly a lot less enthusiastic, and governments follow in kind.